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The trauma of a dental avulsion often causes so much damage to the knocked-out tooth that Dr. Sarah Frye simply cannot repair it with a root canal. For a case this severe, she might advocate extracting any remnants of the root and suturing your gums over the socket.

When you’re ready, she can help you understand your dental restoration options. One of the fastest and most effective methods is to install a dental bridge over the void.

This restoration method often requires two phases of treatment. At the initial appointment, your dentist will examine the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are completely healthy.

Then, she will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth. This creates a pair of abutments that will later anchor your bridge.

A detailed impression will be made of the area. This will be sent to our dental lab. This will serve as a guide for the technicians when custom making your final bridge. Once this is done, a pair of temporary crowns will be secured over the abutments to protect them.

We will call you to schedule the second phase of the restoration when the dental lab technician has completed the bridge. Each of the temporary crowns will be removed before your bridge will be cemented into place with a durable dental adhesive.

If you’ve suffered a dental avulsion, you should call our office at 336.248.5057 to have the knocked-out tooth treated and restored with a dental bridge in Lexington, North Carolina.